The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.
The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations.
learn and share different panning skills and techniques at our mock panning booth in preparation for the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show!
Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!
54th Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
April 13 at 8PM Recovering Gold from Circuit Boards
Grange Hall, New Market MD
bring your "crushables" and try out the new K and M Krusher!
Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.
Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.